Linde LLC has received certification of its Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, electronics gases plant under the American Chemistry Council’s Responsible Care® program.

Terrance Caldwell, RTP plant manager, said,The personnel at the RTP plant are very proud to have achieved Responsible Care certification. As Linde has been a member of the American Chemistry Council for over 60 years, this recent certification demonstrates a continued commitment to safety, community awareness and regulatory compliance.”

“Association with the ACC and the Responsible Care management system program, along with established Linde standards, provide meaningful structure to our business practices and demonstrates the level of our commitment to the pledge that The Linde Group will avoid harm to its people, society and the environment.”

The RTP plant has been operating since 1986 producing semiconductor materials, high purity inert gases (argon, helium and nitrogen), nitrous oxide and isotopes for high-tech companies and semiconductor manufacturers around the world. RTP is also responsible for managing gases inventories in Ireland and China for a major semiconductor manufacturer. Linde employs 50 people at the plant.

Holly Jerdi, head of Health, Safety and Environment for Linde North America, said, “Our colleagues at RTP are to be congratulated for meeting the very challenging criteria for this prestigious certification. Their expertise, hard work and diligence fall right in line with our goals as a high performance organization and our vision to be the leading gases and engineering company.”